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Sounds of Insects Night Hike

Event information

Date: Sunday, August 20, 2023

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Fee: Free!

Age: Ages 13 or older.

Contact: 708-747-6320

Location: Thorn Creek Woods Nature Preserve

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A grasshopper sitting on a brown leaf. Photo by Anthony Schalk

Event details

Join us as we venture out on the trail at dusk listening for musical and mechanical insect sounds. Many insects become more active as the sun goes down. We’ll listen and learn the distinct sounds of common local species and why they make these sounds.

Event requirements

Registration is required by Monday, Aug. 14, and can be made by calling Thorn Creek Woods Nature Center at 708-747-6320.

Participants should be able to walk 2 miles outdoors on natural surface trails across uneven wet/muddy terrain. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should call 708-747-6320.